It’s been a long, cold winter—there’s no denying that. We’ve endured freezing rain, hail, blustering winds, and snow—so much snow. But the sun is starting to shine a few extra minutes each day, and the snow is slowly melting. March 20th marked the first day of spring, and with it, the hope of warm weather and an early start to cottage season. Here are 15 reasons you should be excited for spring at the cottage this year.